The diagram shows the two processes of LCP hydrogel during water harvesting: absorbing moisture at night, followed by desorption in a homemade device when heated by sunlight. Image: Lyu Tong
The diagram shows the two processes of LCP hydrogel during water harvesting: absorbing moisture at night, followed by desorption in a homemade device when heated by sunlight. Image: Lyu Tong
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Stay hydrated any place, any time: Chinese scientists develop a low-cost sponge that can suck water from air

  • 1kg of the hi-tech material can yield 2.5kg of water in a day, enough for the needs of an adult
  • New hydrogel provides a simple and affordable way of water harvesting in dry areas, according to a member of the research team behind the technology

The diagram shows the two processes of LCP hydrogel during water harvesting: absorbing moisture at night, followed by desorption in a homemade device when heated by sunlight. Image: Lyu Tong
The diagram shows the two processes of LCP hydrogel during water harvesting: absorbing moisture at night, followed by desorption in a homemade device when heated by sunlight. Image: Lyu Tong
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